An Investigation of Biomass Tar Removal from Gasification by Non-thermal Plasma Reactor

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Kittikorn Sasujit
Sermsuk Buochareon
Nigran Homdoung

Abstract

The producer gas produced from biomass gasification was found to be limited in its use as an internal combustion engine due to the problem of tar. The purpose of this research is to develop a low temperature gliding arc plasma reactor that can be utilized to remove tar from gasification by using naphthalene compounds as model tar. The naphthalene concentration inlet is between 823-9,750 mg/m3 with a constant total gas feed rate of 30 LPM and a high voltage of 10-12 kV. The plasma assisted tar removal was found to increase with applied electrical energy as it can decompose the chemical structure of the compounds in the model tar. It was found that the removal efficiency was in the range of 70-87% and the energy efficiency was in the range of 3.63-20.07 g/kWh. This study shows the reverse vortex flow gliding arc reactor could be achieved with a higher flow rate of producer gas than a conventional gliding arc, which is suitable for further development in gasification systems.

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Sasujit, K., Buochareon, S., & Homdoung, N. (2022). An Investigation of Biomass Tar Removal from Gasification by Non-thermal Plasma Reactor. Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Research Journal, 14(2), 282–295. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/rmutsvrj/article/view/248076
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Kittikorn Sasujit, School of Renewable Energy, Maejo University.

School of Renewable Energy, Maejo University, 63, Nongharn, Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290, Thailand.

Sermsuk Buochareon, School of Renewable Energy, Maejo University.

School of Renewable Energy, Maejo University, 63, Nongharn, Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290, Thailand.

Nigran Homdoung, School of Renewable Energy, Maejo University

School of Renewable Energy, Maejo University, 63, Nongharn, Sansai, Chiang Mai 50290, Thailand.

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